A team from the 315th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Joint Base Charleston deployed to McDill Air Force Base in Florida Wednesday to assist with the continuing efforts to evacuate medical patients from hurricane-ravaged areas in the Caribbean.

As local tourism officials sent out the message Tuesday that the coast is clear and visitors are welcome to return after Irma swept through on Monday, most of Charleston’s tourist attractions remained closed at least until Wednesday.

Fleets of pleasure boats were not cast adrift from floating docks by Tropical Storm Irma, as many were during Hurricane Hugo, but some Charleston-area marinas suffered damage from the storm Monday.

EDISTO BEACH — It took Mayor Jane Darby most of Tuesday morning to see how her small island community fared during Tropical Storm Irma, and she was pleased to learn the worst part was that Palmetto Boulevard, the main drag, was covered by a few feet of sand.

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